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FalkoTimme: Creating .deb-Packages With Checkinstall

Feb 16, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"Checkinstall is a nice tool to create simple .deb-packages that you can use in your local network (e.g. if you have to install the same piece of software on multiple computers running Debian). It lets you compile and install software from the sources like before, but with the difference that you end up with a simple Debian package which also means that you can easily uninstall the software you just compiled by running dpkg -r!

"I will demonstrate the use of checkinstall by compiling and installing the anti-virus software ClamAV on a Debian system..."

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